Campbell enters ‘no contest’ plea; disposition set for July 2
Mason Campbell, the 12-year-old boy accused of shooting two classmates at Berrendo Middle School, changed his plea from “not guilty” to “no contest” on Friday morning at the Chaves County Courthouse in Roswell.
Through his attorneys, Campbell offered an apology to the victims of the shooting during the plea hearing.
“Mason accepts full responsibility for his actions and does apologize to his victims and their families,” said defense attorney Jason Bowles, of the Bowles Law Firm in Albuquerque.
While changing his plea to “no contest,” Campbell calmly answered “yes” as Judge Freddie Romero questioned him about whether he understood what the plea change meant, and if Campbell understood that he was giving Login to read more